World Latte Art Championships 2017
Loveramics proudly sponsored this year’s World Latte Art championships which were held in Budapest, Hungary. The championships highlights artistic expression and challenges the barista in a live and on-demand performance. Baristas are judged based on visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns, and overall performance.
For the preliminary round of the championship, the baristas produced a single creative latte pattern at the Art Bar, then onto the main stage to create two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes (allowing etching and decoration). Scores from the Art Bar and Stage were then combined, and the top 6 competitors qualified for the final round, where they were asked to create two identical free- pour macchiatos, two identical free-pour lattes, and two identical designer lattes.
A huge congratulations goes out to the top-scoring competitor in the final round, Arnon Thitiprasert of Thailand. Arnon's winning patterns included a full moon story with three differing animals – a rabbit, fox and deer.
The Finalists of this year’s 2017 Latte Art Champion are:
Champion: Arnon Thitiprasert of Thailand
2nd: Michalis Karagiannis of Greece
3rd: Agnieszka Rojewska of Poland
4th: Jervis Tan of Singapore
5th: Tse Kwun Kit of Hong Kong
6th: Matteo Beluffi of Italy